What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington
My son is in the middle of a divorce proceeding. His soon to be "ex" has filed one protection order against him. It was baseless and after considerable time and legal proceedings was eventually thrown out by the judge. No sooner was this thrown out and his soon to be "ex" files another order, equally baseless but again, will have to be worked out through the courts.
What recourse does my son have against his "ex" for repeatedly filing false reports to obtain these orders? Does he need to file a civil proceeding against her, or can criminal charges be brought against her by a prosecutor for filing false reports?
Any advice would be most welcome. Fighting these things in court is horribly expensive. A Deputy who came out stated that " this is not unusual for one spouse or the other to file repeated orders to harass the other". Certainly there has to be some charges that can be brought against a person filing false reports?